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intrigueing ([personal profile] intrigueing) wrote2014-11-20 11:17 pm

Dear New People from theladyscribe's friending meme

Perhaps this is a good time to put out a post on my current (and everchanging) fannishness, as I've just acquired several subscriptions/accesses from the good folk at [personal profile] theladyscribe 's "if you build it, they will come" friending meme:

My journal looks pretty empty, yeah. All my fannish stuff is public, but I have written a great deal of fic unattached to this username in previous years that I will never 'fess up to. I have written a gigantic quantity of meta, but alas, it is all in the form of comments on various comms and journals (especially [community profile] fandomsecrets , [community profile] fail_fandomanon , and various non-DW/LJ platforms. My profile tells me that as of tonight I have logged 5,856 comments on this profile since July 2012. My eyes sort of bugged when I saw that.

So, I'm in transition at the moment: it was only this fall that I am finally starting to post my fic, meta, fic reviews, random fannishness, etc, on my journal. I'll update fairly regularly, and have sworn to complete a certain number of fics and fic reviews in the near future. My current interest is fandom history - old, old fandoms, old, old fanfics, and the whole culture they occurred in, which I've been studying through aka the most awesome fandom-related site ever. I'm in the middle of reviewing two 1970s Star Trek TOS and Starsky & Hutch fanzines. My plans after I finish doing that will be to write fics for Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter and then more fic for several other fandoms as fast as I can, and post a wide variety of shortish fannish thoughts every few days. Sample thoughts I'm planning:
  • I've been feeling incredibly nostalgic for my time when I was immersed in DC and Marvel comics fandom - my happiest fandom time by a long shot - so there will probably be long rambling meta on Gotham City and Metropolis and the DC Universe as a whole and how Crisis on Infinite Earths is so important to its character and several other ideas. And about the Marvel Universe and community and how citizens can adapt to anything, including superheroes, as business-as-usual. My love for these fictional worlds knows no bounds.
  • I need to write that long fandom manifesto about how Starsky & Hutch is glorious and still compelling and underexplored in many different ways that are simultaneously not about and all about the unparalleled central partnership because it's all interconnected and essential for creating the context in which said partnership can exist. Half of that post will probably be eaten by musings about Watergate and me telling people to just read The Ollie Report instead.
  • I really honestly do need to write that Star Trek essay about the extremely enjoyable brain-bending one needs to do in order to suspend one's disbelief about a show about the future written by writers in the present. Which has been percolating in my brain since around 2009. I keep forgetting parts of it because I'm too lazy to write it down, eep!
  • I am strongly considering writing a series of fairy tale AUs/retellings for every single canonical work I have ever been fannish about. I can't figure out if this is a terrible idea or not
  • The sometimes Twlight-Zone-ish experience of being a gen fan who actually does love the hell out of slash and het and femslash, but gen just has that special place in one's heart that has nothing to do with being disinterested in romance and everything to do with that elusive vibe that's so hard to articulate in the context of shipping-heavy fandom.
  • A bunch of old classic movie reviews centering on "so I've watched this movie about 5 times but this time I noticed this other thing..."
  • It has only just occurred to me recently that I have never told a single soul anywhere, online or off, how much the character of Buffy Summers meant for me.

I'm mostly just saying this stuff so that I have at least perceived peer pressure to actually do it instead of just privately telling myself I'm totally going to do it, someday, for reals.

And while I probably can't do a specific day-by-day version of the December Talking Meme, I would be very open to suggestions for topics that I'll promise to answer sometime in December...

Thank you so much to everyone who subscribed. I am awkward about stuff like this, so I guess, Welcome!

ETA: Guess I should also pimp this friending meme from LJ:

( multi-fandom friending meme. )
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[personal profile] tei 2014-11-21 01:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! *waves!*

fanlore is the greatest! I am excited to look through the Contact zine you linked to in your last post-- I didn't spend a lot of time in Star Trek fandom (a bit around the time of the first reboot movie) but I really love reading older fic and learning about fannish history.

I would be really excited to hear your thoughts about being a gen fan! I'm someone who almost never actually goes looking for gen, but someones falls across it and when it's good I get really confused as to why I like it so much. I guess that's not actually a December meme request, just particular enthusiasm about one of the points you were already going to talk about.
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[personal profile] tei 2014-11-22 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
Wow, I had never thought about gen like that but it makes a lot of sense! I look forward to your post! :D
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[personal profile] jae 2014-11-21 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I had to think hard and read lots about Watergate to write my yuletide assignment from last year! This is one thing I'm actually really enjoying about my main recent fandom and a lot of the secondary one: excuses to explore things about recent history that I've always been aware of but never known much about.

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[personal profile] lynndyre 2014-11-21 10:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Hello! ^.^

For December sometime - What are your favourite tropes for gen? What kinds of stories hit that perfect vibe?

I'm a hurt/comfort writer most of the time, and I've gradually drifted more and more towards gen or very light slash that hits the friendship tropes I love. I remember a lot of the TOS novels were amazingly tropetastic for being gen.
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[personal profile] moetushie 2014-11-22 01:16 am (UTC)(link)
You're a gentlefailer? Awesome, so am I. :)

But namespace has it's own appeal, as well.

I am strongly considering writing a series of fairy tale AUs/retellings for every single canonical work I have ever been fannish about. I can't figure out if this is a terrible idea or not.

That is a deeply cool idea that I might just steal, maybe. It would make a pretty interesting drabble series anyway.
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-11-22 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Somebody who comments on FFA.
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[personal profile] silverr 2014-11-22 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
"I've been feeling incredibly nostalgic for my time when I was immersed in DC and Marvel comics fandom - my happiest fandom time by a long shot - so there will probably be long rambling meta on Gotham City and Metropolis and the DC Universe as a whole"

Would you be open, at some point, to chatting with me about certain characters (specifically, Jason Blood and Etrigan)? ~ I am creeping closer to finally having time to do some Demon Knights fic, and I always like to have as much backstory/alternate canon as possible. (I already picked up the 4 Madame Xanadu TPBs.)
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[personal profile] silverr 2014-11-22 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
Ah, okay, no worries! ~ I got the impression that Jason Blood at least was woven into some of the Batman storylines (but I know there are tons, and I have no idea where).
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[personal profile] lunabee34 2014-11-22 06:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Talk to me about food!